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No. Tent route

Page Type: Route

Object Title: No. Tent route

Route Type: Hiking

Season: Summer

Time Required: Half a day

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Page By: Dean

Created/Edited: Mar 4, 2006 / Mar 5, 2006

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Overview

As mentioned on the front page of So. Tent Mountain, the route most people use is one recommended in Weibel and Miller's book, "High in Utah" We were unable to go that way due to snow blocking the road but that turned out to be fortunate as we went our own way and by doing so included going over North Tent peak on the way. It turned out to be a great hike, one that is worthwhile in that it is a bit more varied than the southern approach recommended by Weibel and Miller.


Getting There

See the front page for a description of how to get to this area.

Route Description

 
No. Tent route
 
Start at a bend in the road where there is enough room to park your vehicle. See the map on the hike that I've created to aid your effort. Just pick a line up the side of the hill to a saddle between point 10157 and North tent and upon reaching the saddle, drop down a bit towards the easy slopes of North Tent and make your own logical way up, avoiding a few cliffy spots on the way. The summit of North Tent is an easy walk and from there walk easterly towards the other (but lower) summit of North Tent. Here you will notice an ATV road that reaches the top (the one mentioned by Weibel and Miller on their approach) and a small cairn. The slope then drops to a saddle between North and South Tent and you will drop about 300 feet to this saddle before starting up towards So. Tent.

Various trails are present down to the saddle and up but common sense will easily guide you to the summit of So. Tent, mostly class one and class two hiking. Nice views from the summits of both North and South Tent and the actual highest spot of So. Tent was amid some bushes just east of the Benchmark/cairn (with register) 
So. Tent Hike map
 


Distance 2.4 miles each way
Elevation gain 1490 going in with about 400 elevation gain on the way back.

We saw a herd of Elk in the meadow to the north of us.

Essential Gear

Water, sunscreen, common sense and good footgear. High clearance vehicle for coming up from Spring City.

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Images

Over North TentNorth Tent PeakNo. Tent routeascending South Tentheading back to North Tentascending North Tent\'s slopeschalky terrain on North Tent
nearing North Tent summitsaddle between the tents